It was a yard sale find a couple of summers ago and I have decorated it regularly throughout the seasons. But, it didn't seem right on that wall. Too narrow for the wall space. Besides, I was feeling that it wanted to go take up residency in my dining area. I'm never one to deny a piece of furniture what it wants so I moved it. And in its place, I set up a desk area for myself.
I've had this desk for years upon years. Seriously, probably for at least fourteen years. My grandparents refinished it and gave it to me. Since that time, it resided at my sister's home and she used it as a TV stand. After about fourteen years of abuse, it was time for a fresh coat of paint....so I obliged. The table was orginally black, I just freshened it up. I also painted the piece on the side. My dad made it for me and it has taken me two years to find the perfect spot for it in my home. It was originally a maroon shade. I freshened it up too with the same satin black Glidden paint.
This little chalkboard has made it in a few photos on my blog before. It was always a natural wood frame - I just slapped some creamy acrylic paint on it. Finally got some chalk too! I think this heart is my only Valentine's decoration up.
My laptop lives here.
These magazine holders are from Ikea. They were about three of four dollars for all five. I cut some paper and the numbers with my Cricut Expression to jazz them up a bit. My hubby's magazine collection lives in them. The jar is a $2 find from the dollar store.
The bottom vase is from Ikea as well. In it are some numbered balls I won at Homebody Holly's awhile ago. I'd like for them to be in a glass vase or apothocary jar - but can you believe I don't have one? This is the only picture where you can see the stars cut out of the door of the cupboard. I wish I had got a better photo!
This candleholder was another yardsale find. The original owners had attatched a dowel rod to the top of the candleholder and used it to hold toilet paper. I added one of my favorite candles instead.
And one final shot of the area all put together. I'm still not sure what to put on the wall above the desk, but I don't mind waiting until I find the perfect thing. See the photo frames hanging on the wall? I can't wait to show you what I end up putting in them!
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